Venice Saved itself

After a parade of short scenes displaying the unfinished and/or awkward state of the text, we also get a taste of the parts of the play where Weil’s interest shines, and the writing begins to cook.

Jeff Beihl presents the soliloquoy of the chief conspirator, Jaffier, looking down on the city of Venice, knowing that he alone can prevent its imminent destruction …

“Am I permitted then to be as insensitive as the sun, I who can see the city that much perish?”

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